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Digital Economies

SMEs and E-readiness

Stephen M. Mutula (author)

ISBN: 9781605664200

Publication Date: Aug 2009

Format: Hardback

Offers insights into the state of the digital economy and the ability of SMEs to leverage information and communication technologies in overcoming their position in the global business market. This work provides information for developing strategic objectives that promote economic growth, infrastructure development, and capacity building.
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Several studies have been made to determine the effectiveness of information and communication technologies within small business enterprises, but the focus on e-readiness assessments have been very limited. "Digital Economies: SMEs and E-Readiness" provides valuable insights into the current state of the digital economy and the ability of SMEs to leverage information and communication technologies in overcoming their position in the global business market. This innovative collection provides vital information for developing strategic objectives and frameworks that promote economic growth, infrastructure development, capacity building, and educational training.
Pages 301
Date Published 30 Aug 2009
Publisher IGI Global
Subject/s Business applications  
Capacity building Digital divide Digital economy components Digital economy growth E-business E-commerce E-government readiness Knowledge management Records management SMEs industry Trends and best practices
Bio 1: Stephen Mutula is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Zululand. He is also the head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of Botswana. He holds a PhD and master's degree in information science, a postgraduate diploma in computer science, and a bachelor's degree in education from the Universities of Johannesburg (SA), Wales (UK), and Nairobi (Kenya), respectively. Prof. Mutula is the author of Web-based information management: A cross disciplinary text, and is also the co-editor of Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives (Third World Information Services, Ibadan, Nigeria). He serves on several international editorial boards and has won several authorship awards, including the University of Botswana's Researcher of the Year Award (2006 and 2007), and three Emerald Literati Club authorship excellence awards. He was also the recipient of a scholarly excellence award from the Standing Committee of East, Central, and Southern African Librarians (SCECSAL) in 2000 in Windhoek, Namibia. At the time of writing this book, he was a visiting professor at the Department of Information Science, University of Zululand, South Africa

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